Ahead of the 2023 general election, the African Democratic Congress (ADC) has suspended its presidential candidate, Dumebi Kachikwu, over alleged gross misconduct.
This was the decision of the national working committee of the ADC after an emergency meeting on Friday, September 2.
The Deputy national chairman (Politics) of the ADC, Bamidele Ajadi, accused the party’s president of making some comments that contravene its constitution.
According to Ajadi, Dumebi’s action could jeopardize the party’s chances at the 2023 elections.
“His negative actions and/or inactions so far, have put in jeopardy the fate and prospects of all our candidates contesting for various offices across the country,” said the statement issued at the end of the meeting.
“The committee of the whole house, in a very clear and unequivocal term, condemned the said video in its entirety and described it as a piece of badly crafted blackmail and mudslinging, and thereby unanimously recommended his immediate suspension from the party from today, Friday 2nd September 2022,” it added.
Dumebi defeated former deputy governor of the Central Bank, Kingsley Moghalu, to emerge as the standard bearer of the ADC in the February 2023 presidential election.